Being an author is rarely a matter of dropping a title and watching the dollars roll in. It has to become a way of life and something you are always marketing.
When you don’t feel like writing, take a moment to close your eyes and meditate. Allow your inner self to slowly open up and tell the conscious you what is wrong. By taking the time to look inside, you will be able to find the source of your writing block.
How do you write? Are you bubbly or stoic? Technical or down-to-earth? Academic or opinionated? Long-winded, or short and sweet? There are so many styles and yours is unique to you. I can guarantee you that nobody writes exactly the way you do, so look within and get to know what your style is.
You’re probably realizing by now that a book may need not one, but two or even three edits before it’s publisher ready. How much time and money you want to spend on editing is up to you, but it’s a necessary step no matter what you’re publishing.
You’ll have the best chance of becoming a successful editor if you learn to keep your clients hooked on your brand. Make sure that your client’s experience with you is one that they’ll never forget–in a good way. This goes beyond sending them their edits on time. Doing the minimum expected isn’t enough to keep a client loyal to you in the long run. Be the editor who goes the extra mile to make a client feel cared for.